Police release surveillance photo of murder victim
Kamloops RCMP have released a surveillance photo of CJ Fowler, the 16-year-old girl was was slain on Dec. 5.
Police say the image of Fowler was taken before she left Royal Inland Hospital at 2:54 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Her body was found near the end of Grandview Terrace, west of the hospital, at approximately 11:30 a.m. that same day.
Based on evidence found in the investigation, police believe Fowler was murdered before dawn that same day.
On that day, Fowler was wearing blue jeans, a bubble-gum pink tank top and a black and grey plaid jacket covered by a larger medium green jacket.
She stood five-foot-three and weighed about 100 pounds. She had a slim build with straight black hair that extended slightly below her shoulders and brown eyes.
On Thursday, Dec. 13, Fowler's parents came to Kamloops, where they met with major-crime investigators and later visited the site where her body was discovered. They took part in a private prayer ceremony with family members, close friends, a spiritual counsellor, Tk'emlups Indian Band Chief Shane Gottfriedson and a representative of the Assembly of First Nations.
Mounties want to hear from anyone who may have seen Fowler between the Royal Inland Hospital and where her body was found in the ravine at the end of Grandview Terrace.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.